Mow your lawn safely

ISO 5395-2:2013 specifies safety requirements for pedestrian-controlled lawnmowers (not for robotic and remote-controlled ones). It deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations or events relevant to lawnmowers when used as intended and under the conditions of misuse, which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer.

The full title of the standard is ISO 5395-2:2013 Garden equipment – Safety requirements for combustion-engine-powered lawnmowers – Part 2: Pedestrian-controlled lawnmowers. It:

  • specifies safety requirements and their verification for combustion-engine-powered pedestrian-controlled (with or without sulky) rotary lawnmowers and cylinder lawnmowers (hereafter named ‘lawnmower’), and equipped with: metallic cutting means; and/or non-metallic cutting means with one or more cutting elements pivotally mounted on a generally circular drive unit, where these cutting elements rely on centrifugal force to achieve cutting, and have a kinetic energy for each single cutting element of 10 J or more
  • does not apply to: robotic and remote-controlled lawnmowers, flail mowers, grassland mowers, sickle bar mowers, towed/semi-mounted grass-cutting machines, and scrub-clearing machines; electrically powered and battery-powered lawnmowers; pedestrian-controlled lawnmowers with a swing-over handle
  • does not apply to lawnmowers manufactured before the date of publication of this standard.

AS/NZS 60335-1 together with AS/NZS IEC 60335-2-77 and AS/NZS 60335.2. give requirements for pedestrian-controlled walk-behind electrically powered lawnmowers. AS/NZS 60335.2.107 gives requirements for robotic battery powered electric lawnmowers.

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